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GMF: The Weimar Triangle–Improvements in the German-Polish Relationship

Author: Jörg Himmelreich

This paper from the German Marshall Fund of the United States looks at the troubled tripartite relationship between Poland, France and Germany. The paper says this unstable relationship – the so-called ‘Weimar Triangle’ – has made it difficult to coordinate relations between the three countries, but notes that recent meetings have seen leaders of the three countries put contentious issues aside and concentrate on finding solutions to outstanding problems.

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France and Its Muslims

Listen to Stephanie Giry, senior editor for Foreign Affairs, discuss her article "France and Its Muslims" with students, as part of the Council's Academic Conference Call Series.

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ICG Report: France and its Muslims: Riots, Jihadism and Depoliticisation

France faces a problem with its Muslim population, but it is not the problem it generally assumes.Paradoxically, it is the exhaustion of political Islamism, not its radicalisation, that explains much of the violence, and it is the depoliticisation of young Muslims, rather than their alleged reversion to a radical kind of communalism, that ought to be cause for worry. 

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